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OCTOBER 16, 2013
Film festival explores environmental futures amid rapid global change
Profound questions about possible futures — precipitated by a changing climate, shifting energy resources, and the movement and displacement of people across the globe — will be explored during the Tales from Planet Earth film festival in Madison Nov. 1-3.


OCTOBER 3, 2013
Changing world, changing curriculum
When you’re a student in the Nelson Institute, your coursework transcends disciplinary boundaries. No single specialty can solve environmental challenges – innovation emerges by combining the sciences, business, history, international studies, art, resource management and more.


OCTOBER 1, 2013
Sea Grant podcast series spotlights, produced by Nelson researchers
An iPhone application developed by Nelson Institute researchers is featured in a new podcast series produced by the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, "Sea Grant and Lake Michigan, Waters in Transition.”


OCTOBER 1, 2013
White honored by Michigan Sociological Association
Monica White, UW-Madison assistant professor of environmental justice, has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Michigan Sociological Association Marvin Olsen Award for distinguished service to the cause of sociology in Michigan.


OCTOBER 1, 2013
Geographic and intellectual journeys lead Sarah Wilkins to Knauss Fellowship
Sarah Wilkins, the 2014 Dean A. Knauss Fellow from Wisconsin, has been shaped by far-ranging geographic and challenging intellectual journeys.


OCTOBER 1, 2013
UW scientist sniffs out possible new tick species
In June 2012, Tony Goldberg returned from one of his frequent trips to Kibale National Park, an almost 500-square-mile forest in western Uganda where he studies how infectious diseases spread and evolve in the wild. But he didn’t return alone.


OCTOBER 1, 2013
Nixon to keynote Collecting the Future: Museums, Communities and Climate Change
Rob Nixon, a professor of English and faculty affiliate of the Nelson Institute, will serve as keynote speaker at Collecting the Future: Museums, Communities and Climate Change, a workshop co-convened by the American Museum of Natural History and the National Museum of Australia.


SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
Hill honored as UW–Madison Outstanding Woman of Color
Roberta Hill, a professor of English and American Indian studies and faculty affiliate of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, is among seven winners of the 2012-13 University of Wisconsin-Madison Outstanding Women of Color awards.


SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
Ventura awarded Nelson Distinguished Professorship
Steve Ventura, known widely for his work in land and food systems, has been named the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s next Gaylord Nelson Distinguished Professor. A professor of environmental studies and soil science, Ventura serves as director of the Nelson Institute Land Tenure Center and the Land Information and Computer Graphics Facility.


AUGUST 30, 2013
Janet Silbernagel: Intersecting science, nature and design
As a self-described designer at heart, Janet Silbernagel works at the intersection of art and science. It's from this perspective in her landscape conservation lab that she and a team of graduate students bring unique solutions to modern challenges.


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